The Netapp X308A-R53 TB Hard Disk Drive
The Netapp X308A-R5 is a 3 Terabyte (TB) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) Hard Disk Drive (HDD) designed for enterprise-level storage systems. This HDD is built with advanced features that make it suitable for data-intensive environments, such as data centers, server farms, and cloud storage systems. The Netapp X308A-R5 HDD is also designed to be used with the Netapp DS4243 storage system. In this article, we will explore the technical specifications and features of the Netapp X308A-R5 HDD in detail.
Capacity and Form Factor
The Netapp X308A-R5 HDD has a total storage capacity of 3 Terabytes (TB). This capacity is sufficient to store a large amount of data, including applications, files, documents, and media content. The 3TB capacity is ideal for organizations that require large-scale data storage solutions, such as cloud storage providers, research institutions, and financial firms.
The Netapp X308A-R5 HDD is designed with a 3.5-inch form factor, which is the standard size for enterprise-grade HDDs. This form factor makes it easy to install the HDD in a standard HDD bay or rack mount enclosure. The 3.5-inch form factor also ensures that the HDD has sufficient space to accommodate the internal components and cooling systems.
Rotational Speed and Interface
The Netapp X308A-R5 HDD has a rotational speed of 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM). This speed is considered high for an HDD and makes the Netapp X308A-R5 HDD ideal for data-intensive applications that require fast read and write speeds. The high rotational speed of the Netapp X308A-R5 HDD ensures that data access times are minimized, which improves overall system performance.
The Netapp X308A-R5 HDD uses the Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) interface, which is a standard interface for connecting storage devices to a host system. The SATA interface provides a reliable and efficient means of transferring data between the HDD and the host system. The SATA interface is also designed for high-availability applications, which ensures that data access is always available, even in the event of a system failure.
The Netapp X308A-R5 HDD is designed to be used with the Netapp DS4243 storage system. The Netapp DS4243 storage system is a high-density storage system that provides enterprise-level storage solutions. The Netapp X308A-R5 HDD is designed to fit into the tray of the Netapp DS4243 storage system, which ensures that it can be easily installed and removed from the system.
The Netapp X308A-R5 HDD also comes with a tray that is designed to fit into the Netapp DS4243 storage system. The tray provides a secure mounting point for the HDD and ensures that it is properly aligned with the SATA interface of the storage system. The tray also provides additional cooling for the HDD, which ensures that it operates at optimal temperatures.
Reliability and Durability
The Netapp X308A-R5 HDD is designed for enterprise-level applications that demand high levels of reliability and durability. The HDD is built with advanced features that ensure that it can withstand heavy usage and harsh environmental conditions. The Netapp X308A-R5 HDD has a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) rating of 1.2 million hours, which is an indication of its high level of reliability.
General Information about this NetApp X308A-R5
- Manufacturer Name : NetApp
- Manufacturer Part Number or SKU# X308A-R5
- Type: Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
- Sub-Type: SATA-II
- RPM: 3TB-7.2K
- Internal Hard Drive
- Storage Capacity : 3TB
- Speed : 7.2K
- Interface : SATA
- Rohs compliant : R5
About Refurbished Products
Serial advanced technology attachment denoted as SATA or Serial ATA, or S-ATA is a computer bus interface mostly connecting host bus adapters to mass storage devices including hard drives. It is the most commonly used technology to connect hard drives to a PC's motherboard.
There have been multiple versions of the SATA interface developed to meet the need for increased storage capacity and bandwidth. The SATA technology was first introduced in 2000 to replace ATA and PATA to provide faster data transfer rates and hot-swapping. Advanced host controller interface (AHCI) is the standard interface for SATA which supports hot swapping and native command queuing (NCQ). Hot swapping refers to the ability to replace components of a computer system without having to shut down the entire system. NCQ allows improved performance through the ability to augment the orders of implementation of reading/writing commands. That means commands will be rescheduled and permits the host to send more commands to the hard drive as it searches data for another command. The 6Gbps data transfer throughout makes it superior to previous technologies such as ATA and PATA. SATA is able to run in IDE emulation mode, but it will not support advanced features.
We have helped all our clients across the board to understand how the technology works with HDDs, SSDs, and modules by knowing the specifications of the different SATA versions. A good grasp of these versions of SATA helps in the identification of the right storage capacity options for your application.
SATA II HDD generation or SATA 2.0 of the SATA technology is part of a series of revisions that happened in 2003, 2004, and 2008 that culminated in SATA III or SATA 3.0. With every revision, there was an increase in speed and additional features that support speed and allow for reliable storage drives. However, the physical appearance of the SATA connector was not altered. SATA III is the most commonly used SATA interface and has been through five revisions from 3.1 to 3.5.
SATA II hard disk was previously referred to as SATA 3Gbps which reflected its speeds. This second generation of the SATA technology has a SATA interface with 3Gbps transfer speed and a bandwidth throughput of 300MB/s. The following are SATA II drives you can choose from depending on specific needs: 2TB-5.4K RPM, 2TB-5.9K RPM, 3TB-7.2K RPM.
Notable features of SATA II include:
- Hot plugging – refers to the ability to change a drive as the computer runs.
- Staggered Spin Up – refers to the ability to start disk drives in sequence to ensure even power load at the start of the system.
- Native command queuing – SATA 2.0 drives have an in-built algorithm that chooses the most efficient order to execute commands to improve performance and efficiency. The feature helps to reduce mechanical overhead and improve performance.
- Port multipliers – this help to connect as many as 15 drives to a SATA controller. This feature facilitates the easier building of disk enclosures using SATA drives.
- Port selectors – the feature allows the connection of two hosts to one drive. It helps create redundancy in the drive connection which is very critical in enterprise environments. That means if one of the hosts experiences failure, the second host will take over thereby ensuring continued access to storage.
All SATA generations are compatible both forward and backward. It, therefore, means that SATA II hard disk is backward compatible to function with SATA I ports. Likewise, SATA III is compatible backward to function with SATA I and SATA II ports. In backward compatibility, the maximum speed of the drive will slow down in line with the speed limitations of the port it is connected to. The same is true for lower SATA generations being compatible with higher SATA generations but are limited to their inbuilt speeds.
For users seeking greater speeds than the SATA III limits at 1.5Gbps, 3Gbps, and 6Gbps, there are M.2 and NVMe drives that offer greater performance. These drives have no limitations and will perform more efficiently and are chosen by users focused on speed and performance above everything else.
We have different motherboards with SATA connections and more particularly with SATA II connections and will come with a few SATA cables for the connections that you will use to build a new rig or do upgrades on a rig. Choose from the wide range of SATA cables dependent on what you need and especially when upgrading an older hard drive or other components on your computer. To ensure that you achieve enhanced speeds and performance, you need to buy SATA cables and adapters for compatibility. It may help to depend on your profile and budget to get the latest SATA III standard.
You can fully trust our team to walk you through the options available with SATA II technology and help you choose the best storage for your applications.
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